Sorry this is so late guys! We shot it at the end of February but then had problems getting it up on YouTube. Here are our February Favourites nonetheless.
Eucerin Hyaluronic Filler
My skin has been so parched lately – I felt like no matter how much water I drank or how much moisturiser I put on, my skin was still dry and flaky. I had been dabbling with the idea of hyaluronic acid for a while, so this product couldn’t have been recommended to me at a better time. In short, I love it – for the first time in ages my skin feels hydrated, plumped up and smooth. I pop it on before I go to bed and my skin feels lovely and soft when I wake up. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up.
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil
I have owned the Golden Shimmer version of this product for ages, and whilst I do love it, the shimmer is just not practical for day-to-day use. Julia and I both bought the shimmer-free version from 36 Boutiques a while ago and we are both obsessed. It smells heavenly and sinks into the skin like a dream – it leaves your skin feeling moisturised but not greasy – quite an accomplishment for a body oil, I can promise you! It can be used on your body, on your face, or even on your hair –a really great little multi-tasker.
Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Body Lotion
A cult favourite, and with good reason. Leaves your skin feeling soft, supple and incredibly smooth. I want to dry-heave when I think about the price, but it really is worth it. If I could afford to use this, and only this, for the rest of my life, I would.
Happy Event Antenatal Massage Lotion
This product is specifically designed for pregnant women to help prevent stretchmarks, but it makes a fabulous moisturiser for those of us who aren’t expecting as well. It is enriched with pure olive oil, which makes it quite greasy, so I usually only use it during the winter months. However, my skin has been very thirsty lately, so I have had to improvise – I mix in a little E45 to take the edge off and that combination works brilliantly – it keeps my skin hydrated with minimal greasiness.
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate in 08
This is my favourite lippie right now. The colour is a soft rosy pink, and it complements my skin tone perfectly. I usually wear it quite sheer, I dab it on and then swipe a little Rosebud Salve over the top. However you can definitely build it up for a more solid lip. The formulation is lovely – very pigmented, moisturising and long lasting.
Lush Ultrabland Facial Cleanser
Balm cleansers are all the rage overseas, with brands like Emma Hardie and Eve Lom leading the way with this skincare trend. This is the first balm cleanser that I’ve tried and I really like it because its so gentle and effective and leaves your skin feeling really soft but not greasy. The cleanser is a thick, rich emulsion of essential oils, honey and beeswax that dissolves any make up or residue that has built up on your face throughout the day.
Smith’s Rosebud Salve
We both ordered this product off the 36Boutiques website and are both now huge fans of it. It’s one of those things that has been around for more than 100 years and has become a cult classic. It’s a multitasking lip balm that moisturises dry lips, calms and heals irritation, and soothes the sting of minor burns. You can also use it to soften cuticles, tame unruly eyebrows, fight frizz and highlight cheeks and collarbones.
L’Oréal Rouge Caresse Lipstick in Dating Coral
Similar in consistency to the Revlon Lip Butters, although perhaps slightly less creamy, this lipstick is a real winner. I love the summery colour and the light, comfortable texture that offers good pigmentation but not a heavy, opaque slick of colour. They do a variety of very wearable shades including a number of nudes which makes it a great day-to-day pick to keep in your handbag.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Porcelain Pink
I bought this highlighter at the beginning of February from MAC’s limited edition Apres Chic collection. It’s a soft pinky-coral with gold veining that deposits just the right amount of sheen to the high points of the face without adding any glitter to the skin. I’m pretty sure it’s now out of stock but they do have a very similar colour called Soft and Gentle in the permanent collection which you should check out if you’re in the market for an instant skin pick-me-up!
Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover
I paint my nails on average about once a week which means that I spend a large portion of my life rubbing at my nails with a cotton wool pad, trying to get every bit of polish off. Until now! This nifty nail polish remover has a built-in sponge with a hole in the middle where you place your finger. You simply twist your finger around in the pot, rubbing it against the sponge, then pull it out after a few seconds and the nail is 100% clean. It’s completely fuss-free and makes this tedious process a little easier to bear.